This week we present another metal show. New tracks from Skagos, Moonlit Wake, Cough and more!The playlist can be found here.The show will stream for a week, starting at 3AM on June 17 at ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw Topics: ashevillefm, final straw, kxcf, kwtf, metal, music
A conversation with Doug of Modesto Anarcho, a long-running anarchist rag out of California's Central Valley. The conversation talks about class resistance, anti-police organizing and the social center being run in Modesto, as beyond.http://www.modestoanarcho.org/ Topics: modesto, anarchist, doug, ashevillefm, final straw, california
This week, William speaks to Dave about Jerry Koch. Jerry is a New York Anarchist resisting (for the 2nd time) a GJ in NYC.JerryResists.netAlso, Bursts speaks to Bella about Marie Mason, long term ecological, animal rights, labor and anarchist activist. Marie is also serving a 22 year sentence. Bella also talks about the upcoming day of Solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid and Other Longterm Anarchist Prisoners on June 11th.supportmariemason.orgjune11.orgPlaylist can be found... Topics: ashevillefm, final straw, kxcf, kwtf, repression, support
This week's show features metal from around the world including new tracks from Subrosa, With The End in Mind, Ellende and more! New spoken content coming up soon! Playlist can be found at: http://www.ashevillefm.org/node/7774 Interview archives of the show can be found at thefinalstrawradio.noblogs.org You can contact the hosts for criticisms, critiques, concerns, questions, conundrums, quandries (wait, that's the same as questions, right....damn) by emailing us at thefinalstrawradio(... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, metal, music, final straw
from AshevilleFMInterview with Ramona, an anarchist activist in Slovenia and member of the Federation for Anarchist Organizing. She speaks about the uprisings which have been happening in that country since November, 2012 in reaction to widespread political corruption and police surveillance. Among other topics, we touch on the conditions leading up to these ongoing uprisings, a brief history of anarchist organizing in Slovenia, and the upcoming Balkan Anarchist Bookfair, which will take... Topics: ashevillefm, final straw, anarchist, slovenia, maribor, Ljubljana, uprising
This week's show is a short rant on the upcoming Business Improvement District couched in an hour of romantic songs. Why the hell not? Topics: bursts, final straw, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, business improvement district
This show was based on what information I could garner concerning the Pelican Bay and Corcoran prisoners in CA who had promised hunger strikes concerning a number of concerns. This strike eventually spread to many outside prisons throughout the state and the United States. Topics: ashevillefm, prisoner, resistance, hunger strike, kxcf, kwtf, final straw
Some local and national announcements followed by almost an hour of wicked sludge and doom metal. Check out the playlist at http://www.ashevillefm.org/node/4285 . The show will be available at www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw from 3/26-4/1/12 and afterwards downloadable at archive.org by searching the show title. Enjoy! Topics: stoner, sludge, post-metal, black, metal, final straw, bursts o'goodness
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/09/2011/an-hour-of-chumbawambas-music-through-the-ages : This hour show features various songs by the almost 30-year-old british anarcho-band, Chumbawamba. Featured songs range from their early punk roots, through their pop stages as well as their folk songs. I hope you enjoy. No tubthumping, please. Topics: chumbawamba, final straw, bursts o'goodness, anarcho-punk, folk, punk Source: Asheville Free Media, ashevillefm.org
from AshevilleFM This week on the show we interview Bay Area author Alden Wood about his book "Crime Thought; Theorizing CrimethInc." published in 2012 by Little Black Cart. In this interview we discuss the anarchist publishing project CrimethInc., which has been active and extremely prolific since the early 1990's. It serves as an entry point for many people who are just becoming acquainted with anarchism as a political ideology. We discuss CrimethInc.'s successes and shortcomings as... Topics: kxcf, kwtf, ashevillefm, anarchism, final straw, crimethinc, alden wood
This week's The Final Straw features metal and crust tracks from such projects as Woe, Agrion Splendens, and they eat their own god. Hope y'all enjoy!The playlist can be found here.Streaming at afm from 3AM EST, 6/24/2013, podcasting at radio4all.net (link pending). Topics: bursts, final straw, kxcf, kwtf, ashevillefm, metal, music
An hour of metal in lieu of a talk show. I'm taking a break from talk content for a few weeks and will be back up and running for a stint soon. Meanwhile, enjoy this. The playlist can be found here. Topics: bursts, final straw, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, metal, music
This week's episode features two conversations. The first is with Micah Lee of the Electronic Frontier Foundation about the NSA leaks and what information that came out of it (at the time of this show's airing) was actually new and a general overview of what government surveillance in the U.S. looks like over computers.The second conversation is with the Bay Area-based hacker, Bill Silverfox. Bill works with Hackmeet.org. We spend most of the hour discussing different communication... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, final straw, hacker, anarchist, computer, security
This week's show presents an hour of music I was into about 10 years ago: Indie Rock, Emo, Alt-Rock. The show includes some less well-known, Northern California acts like The Wunder Years, Rum Diary and Life in Braille. Enjoy! Archived at ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw through 2-27-12, afterwards at archive.org by searching this show's title. Topics: emo, indie rock, ashevillefm, bursts, final straw, kxcf, kwtf
A few announcements about planned protests in Asheville around the Westborough Baptist Church's plans to protest the Billy Graham Center (!?) and the vote on Tuesday on the Business Improvement District by city council. The rest of the show is metal. :P Topics: final straw, kxcf, kwtf, bursts o'goodness, bid, metal, ashevillefm
A few announcements for the upcoming week followed by an hour of anarchic, non-NSBM Black Metal, Dark Ambient and related genres. Live 2-3pm EST, 4/15, then archived for a week at www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw Topics: stoner, sludge, post-metal, black, metal, final straw, bursts o'goodness
A newer take on an older show by the same title. To qoute the older blog: "It gets lonely up here by the broadcast tower, winds howling as the summer turns to winter, skipping autumn (apparently). Let me welcome you into the twilight with some lovely Country, Alt-Country, Outlaw and more. An hour of chaps, boot-scootin' and geetars." Available at www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw through 1/29/12, after on www.archive.org by searching the show title. Topics: country, alt-country, outlaw, final straw, bursts, ashevillefm
As part of Free Radical Radio's interview series, Rydra interviews Bursts of Final Straw Radio. They discuss how Final Straw came to be, get a little bit personal, talk about the future of the show and anarchist media in general, talk prisoner support and what that means/looks like, discuss how they deal with socialists pushing newspapers and holding megaphones, and much much more. Final Straw: http://thefinalstrawradio.noblogs.org/Free Radical Radio IndieGoGo: ... Topics: anarchist media, anarchy, green anarchy, final straw, ftp, acab
from AshevilleFM This week's episode of the Final Straw features a conversation on a divisive and spectacular tactic that for many outside of the movement defines what an anarchist is: the black bloc. We speak to a comrade who was present in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin on May Day of 1987 when thousands of autonomous activists (of the Autonomen movement of which our guest was and is a member) and erected burning barricades while physically resisting the state. This date is pointed to by... Topics: ashevillefm, kwtf, kxcf, final straw, germany, kreuzberg, autonomen, anarchism, riot
This week's show features a conversation with one of the editors of the recently released journal of Nihilist Anarchism called Attentat, available from Little Black Cart. We explore some of the history of the term nihilism and some of the philosophical underpinnings to it, as well as what intellectual nihilism today and active nihilism today look like around the world and in the U.S. in particular. The editor speaks about what they think nihilism can bring to anarchism and vice-versa.More... Topics: philosophy, nihilism, anarchism, kwtf, kxcf, ashevillefm, final straw, consequences
Birthday messages, banter, blues, jazz, scat, big band, crooning. An hour of some of my favorite music to fall under the genre/movement of "jazz." Come out all ye hep cats, and dig these grooves. Topics: jazz, blues, scat, big band, crooning, bursts, final straw, ashevillefm
from AshevilleFM Luis Leon was born in Veracruz, Mexico but has been living in the U.S. since the age of 5 with his parents. In 2011, after graduating high school in Marion, NC, Luis self-deported to Mexico because of the high cost of higher education to undocumented immigrants here. In July, he and 8 other immigrants who'd been living in the U.S. attempted to publicly re-enter from Mexico. This week's episode features a conversation with Luis about his experiences in Western NC, moving back to... Topics: luis leon, immigration, north carolina, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, final straw
(originally posted at http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/09/2011/occupy-wall-street-in-asheville) 200 to 300 bodies occupy the space and sleep on the street right next to Wall Street, financial hub of the east coast. To some, the place symbolizes the living and breathing Sacre Coeur of Capitalism, the highest stage of human global awareness and economy. A system offering to break down monolithic governments and swap them for more democratic ones and to scoop the ingenious and hard... Topics: occupy, wall street, asheville, ashevillefm.org, the final straw, bursts o'goodness
An hour dedicated to music dedicated to a great dreamer of our age... of all ages... An old one, so to speak. You'll hear electronica, orchestra, metallica (only kind of) and children's songs invoking the great Old One who sleeps beneath R'yleh until the time has come for him to wipe all from this world. Cthulhu. A maddening abyss will ensue. Topics: cthulhu, ktulu, lovecraft, bursts, o'goodness, horror, solstice, final straw, asheville, r'yleh, ia
A redone version of a show from December, 12 2010. From that blog post: "My first show dedicated to the oft-forgotten (except among the ultra-hipsters) and under-appreciated genre/movement called No Wave. Originated in, although not totally limited to, New York in the Late 1970's, No Wave is jumpy, primal, danceable and melodic and atonal and all of these things and more! Enjoy. " Available from The Final Straw from Sept 3-10. Downloadable from archive.org by searching the show title.... Topics: no wave, brian eno, new york, punk, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, bursts, final straw, post-punk
This week's show features a conversation with Katie Burgess of the Trans Youth Support Network about the case of CeCe McDonald. Chrishaun âCeCeâ McDonald is a young African American transgender woman who is charged with two counts of âsecond degree murderâ after an incident that began when she was violently assaulted because of her gender and race. We'll talk about some of the realities of how gender and race are dealt with by police and prisons and critiques of the effectiveness of Hate... Topics: cece, mcdonald, trans, final straw, bursts, o'goodness, afm, ashevillefm, katie burgess, queer,...
This week's show is a conversation with Parks about Stonewall, the cooptation of it's rememberance in the form of Pride marches, the split of the liberation movement into the pride movement and continued radical struggles. Topics: stonewall, queer, lgbtq, pride, gay, new york, compton's, san francisco, final straw, bursts,...
This week William talks with Paul Z. Simons, a contributor to and editor of the journal Modern Slavery; A Libertarian Critique of Civilization available at http://modernslavery.calpress.org. Mr. Simons is also an essayist and former contributor/editor of Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed and Out of Anarchy among other projects. Modern Slavery delves into the conception of a modern slavery through an explicitly radical discussion of the history and present condition of wage economies and wage... Topics: final straw, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, paul z. simons, ajoda, anarchy, art, modern slavery
An hourlong conversation with Ben Saari, member of Santa Rosa CopWatch and longtime police accountability activist from the Bay Area. We spoke about the case of Johannes Mehserle, BART cop who was video taped shooting Oscar Grant III in the back by numerous witnesses. The show was not edited for FCC consumption. The playlist features many songs concerning the shooting of Grant. Topics: final straw, oscar grant, ben saari, ashevillefm, copwatch, santa rosa, bart, mehserle, police,...
This page features weekly audio-mini-essays by anarchist prisoner Sean Swain, who's currently doing time in Administrative Segregation at Ohio State Prison in Youngstown, Ohio. These segments are free to distribute far and wide, so long as any editing done does justice to Sean's meaning. More on Sean's case and his writings can be found at http://www.seanswain.orgThis audio is included as a weekly segment on The Final Straw Radio.Sean can be written at:Sean Swain #243-205 OSP 878... Topics: sean swain, anarchist, prisoner, ohio state prison, solitary confinement, final straw, ashevillefm
This week's show features 2 of the 3 tracks from the split album with Profound Barathre, Rorcal and Malvoisie (from Switzerland), as well as Encircling Sea (from Australia) and Yngizarm (from China) to form an HOUR OF ATMOSPHERIC and BLACK METAL! Topics: Yngizarm, malvoisie, rorcal, barathre, metal, ashevillefm, bursts, final straw, kxcf, kwtf
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/05/2012/dean-spade-on-critical-trans-politics-freedom-for-chris-french This week features a conversation with attorney, educator and trans activist, Dean Spade about his new book, "Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the limits of law", just out from South End Press. Normal Life is a finalist for the 2012 Lambda Literary Awards. Follow Mr. Spade's writing at http://www.deanspade.net/ Before hearing from Dean... Topics: dean spade, normal life, final straw, anarchist, critical, trans, non-profit, bursts, nato,...
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/03/2012/market-anti-capitalism-a-conversation-with-charles-w-johnson This week's show features an interview with Charles W. Johnson, an editor and contributor to the new edition "Markets Not Capitalism: Individualist Anarchism Against Bosses, Inequality, Corporate Power, and Structural Poverty", just out from Autonomedia Press. Charles is a market anarchist writer from Auburn, Alabama. He is a member of Occupy Auburn, a Research... Topics: markets, capitalism, libertarian, anarchist, charles w. johnson, bursts o'goodness, final straw,...
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/07/2012/american-anti-fascists-the-case-of-the-tinley-park-5 The first half of this week's show features a conversation with Telly of the Hoosier Anti-Racist Movement, an Indiana Anti-Fascist grouping. We'll talk about the Tinley Park 5, five young men arrested in a suburb south of Chicago and accused of disrupting a white supremacist gathering in early May. July 21st is the next bail hearing for the Tinley Park 5. July 31st is International Day... Topics: Tinley Park, Five, HARM, ARA, anonymous, ashveillefm.org, final straw, bursts o'goodness, anarchist
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/03/2012/tyrannicide-day-2012 This week's show is dedicated to Tyrannicide. As discussed at the end of last week's show, the ides of march approacheth. this date is celebrated as the date of the assasination of the tyrant, Julius Caesar. It also approximates the date of the assasination by the Nihilist group Narodnaya Volya, or people's will of Czar Alexander the second of Russia, albeit after 7 attempts. We celebrate today the equalling of the... Topics: tyrannicide, assassination, attentat, czolgosz, final straw, bursts o'goodness, regicide, deicide,...
On the night of New Years Eve this year, there was an incident of violence that occurred at a party which left six people stabbed and/or beaten in the Reynoldstown neighborhood of Atlanta. One man, Luke O'Donovan, was taken to the hospital with multiple bruises and also stab wounds on his back, was arrested. The police and media narrative, based on the words of those present at the party, states that Luke left the party angry, returned with a knife and, as we've seen portrayed in recent... Topics: luke o'donovan, atlanta, abc, support, prisoner, queer, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, bursts, final...
This week's show will be a conversation with Saro Lynch-Tomason and Kila Donovan, members of the Asheville May Day Choir about music, resistance, history and the upcoming May Day celebrations in Asheville. Saro and Kila are also members of the band, Red Wind. The show features in-studio renditions of some beautiful resistance songs that we'll be hearing this year. The two jamboree shows will be a benefit for Blair Pathways. http://www.blairpathways.com/ http://redwindmusic.com/ Topics: red wind, blair, final straw, labor, bursts, asheville, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, may day,...
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/01/2012/oscar-wilde-an-anarchist-an-interview-with-kristian-williams This week's show features an interview with Kristian Williams, author of the books, "Our Enemies in Blue," "American Methods" and numerous articles on policing, torture, anarchism, cartoons and much more. Kristian speaks about his in-progress book on the Anarchism of Oscar Wilde, Wilde's experiences in prisons and his sexual politics. Find articles by Williams... Topics: oscar wilde, reading gaol, kristian williams, final straw, ashevillefm, bursts o'goodness,...
In late November of 2013, Kiev and other parts of Ukraine saw the building of spontaneous plaza occupations and street demonstrations against President Yanukovych apparent decision to stall steps towards integrating Ukraine into the European Union. The protests, known as Euromaidan or EuroPlaza in Ukrainian, called on the ruling government to move forward with the integration, fearing that the stalling was a sign that the Ukraine was giving in to pressure from the competing Customs Union (made... Topics: bursts, final straw, ashevillefm, kwtf, kxcf, ukraine, euromaidan, anarchist, union, autonomous,...
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/04/2012/get-healthy-for-the-general-strike : For this week's show I've put together a workout mix which i'll present without interruption so that it can be played back with ease. As the May 1st General Strike approaches it's important that those of us participating get into good shape, or keep ourselves toned. I hope that this mix will inspire you to make your own mix and to, if you are able, go running or biking with friends, start regiments of... Topics: general strike, may day, health, final straw, bursts o'goodness, ashevillefm.org, kwtf, kxcf
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/06/2011/marie-mason-eric-mcdavid-the-june-11th In recognition of June 11th as a Day of Solidarity with Long Term Anarchist Prisoners, this week's The Final Straw (now 1-2pm EST on Fridays) will present the second of two shows on the Green Scare. I've interviewed supporters of Marie Mason and Eric McDavid, both victims of the Green Scare serving 20 year sentences and, also, Anarchists. The first was an interview with Will Potter, author of Green is... Topics: anarchist, final straw, eric mcdavid, marie mason, june 11th, anarchist, bursts, ashevillefm.org,...
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/04/2012/communisation-and-its-discontents-an-interview-with-dr-ben-noys: This week's show features a conversation with Dr. Benjamin Noys, editor of a new book entitled "Communisation and its Discontents". Communisation theory evolved out of post-68 ultra-left communism and today is being explored and promoted by authors and journals like Riff-Raff, Theorie Communiste, End Notes, Sic and Tiqqun. This show is a short introduction to the... Topics: noys, communisation, discontents, theorie communiste, end notes, tiqqun, invisible committee, call,...
This week's show features a conversation with the anarchist, Jason Hammonds, about his brother, Jeremy, who's been imprisoned over a year without trial for allegedly leaking information to Wikileaks. The second conversation is an interview with a member of the Belarus Anarchist Black Cross about recent history and repression in Belarus. First things first: Jeremy Hammond. The first half of this week's show will be a discussion with Jason Hammonds, brother of imprisoned anarchist hacker and... Topics: final straw, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, anarchist, black cross, prisoner, hammond, anonymous, hacker,...
This week William talks with Ed Mead, editor of CA Prison Focus magazine to discuss the results of the hunger and work strikes that swept west coast prisons since July, resulting in one prisoner death and at one point including the participation of 30,000 hunger strikers. The strike, the third over two years, was meant to bring attention to and pressure against the state for it's practices of indefinite detention in solitary confinement without recourse, the silencing of prisoner activists,... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, final straw, ed mead, hunger strike, prison, metal, punk, solitary